I've been bothered by the practice of people using the comment areas of social media, whether it's Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, news sites, whatever, to write the most vile thing that comes into their heads. This is true in secular politics, food reviews, crime stories, etc. Today this tendency is out for everyone to see after the train carrying republican members of congress to a retreat, crashed into a trash truck which was in the middle of a set of tracks. The comments make me sick. You can disagree on politics but this kind of thing is beyond the pale. For example from Twitter:
"An AMTRAK train carrying Republican members of congress has hit a dump truck near Charlottesville: Hazmat workers on the scene are reportedly having trouble discerning which garbage is more hazardous — Republicans or the trash from the truck."
"Author and self-proclaimed CNN “talking head” Jonathan Tasini took to Twitter on Wednesday to declare that “God is working hard today to clean up the stink” because a “train full of Goopers” slammed into a dump truck moments after news broke that GOP lawmakers were in a collision that resulted in at least one death."
"Darn. The wicked spared."
There were many more. Some have been taken down, but the internet is forever and others do take screen shots. The worst part is this is not unusual. For some reason people think they can say anything, rip anyone, call others names while on their phone or computer and it's ok. Because you think differently from me, I can lash out in any despicable way I want.
We're living in out of control times.